SP Telecom offers direct connection to Google Cloud

29 Mar 2019

SP Telecom, a joint venture between ST Engineering and Singapore Power group, has become the first network service provider in Singapore to announce support for Google Cloud Partner Interconnect.

With the agreement SP Telecom, a fiber network provider which builds its network using the passive infrastructure of Singapore's national power grid, will allow customers to connect to Google Cloud Platform globally.

The connectivity will be enabled by SP Telecom's Cloud Interconnection Service to enable direct connectivity to Google Cloud, while taking advantage of SP Telecom's network infrastructure.

SP Telecom will provide direct connectivity from customers' facility to Google Cloud's points of presence at the Equinix SG3 or Global Switch Singapore data centers.

SP Telecom VP of product management and business line IT Tan Choon Chai said SP Telecom's network infrastructure being built on diverse paths that run along the Singapore power grid provides a reduced risk of network interruption from a power outage or active equipment failure.

“Today’s rapidly digitizing environment has called for businesses to turn to cloud platforms to support their business needs. SP Telecom is pleased to partner with Google Cloud to bring more flexible and convenient connectivity options to help enhance business operations,” he said.

“Coupled with our in-built network diversity capabilities, customers can be assured of a network infrastructure which provides resilient network connectivity capable of withstanding risks of network interruption.”

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